Loch Spey

Loch Spey
Location Highland, Scotland
Coordinates 57°0′28″N 4°36′15″W / 57.00778°N 4.60417°W / 57.00778; -4.60417Coordinates: 57°0′28″N 4°36′15″W / 57.00778°N 4.60417°W / 57.00778; -4.60417 grid reference NN419937)
Type freshwater loch, lake
Primary outflows River Spey
Basin countries Scotland
Max. length 300 m (980 ft)
Max. width 200 m (660 ft)
Surface area 0.068 km2 (0.026 sq mi)
Surface elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Settlements Newtonmore, Melgarve.

Loch Spey, a small freshwater loch located in the Central Highlands fed by small tributaries. This loch is significant because it forms the headwaters of the powerful River Spey. It is small, only 300 m (980 ft) long by 200 m (660 ft) wide and is shallow with many weed beds. It is located 28.9 km (18.0 mi) west of Newtonmore and 5 km (3.1 mi) from Melgarve. Loch Spey is approximately 20 km (12 mi) up from the Spey Dam and 186 km (116 mi) from the North Sea.

The loch has native fish, including trout and minnows.


Spey Fishery Board

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